Tuesday, March 25, 2014

a day dress for summer


I was in the market for a light weight summer dress with sleeves, that actually went to my knees. Something more than a flimsy, boxy knit, and something that wouldn't make me melt any more than I already will come June. When I saw a remnant of chambray linen at the surplus fabric store I snatched it up and this dress was born.

I used my nearly worn out copy of Simplicity 2245 (which is sadly out of print) as a slight guide for the sleeves and bodice, and then added a full skirt (with pockets!). The waist is elasticized in the back to give it shape, but still be comfortable.

The good news: It is easy to wear. The bad news: Mike doesn't like it. Oh well. Maybe he'll learn to like it after seeing me in it all summer long?

Do you consider your husband's opinion when getting dressed? I'd like to, but sometimes what he likes and what I like are so far apart from each other.


p.s. This is the updated version of the pattern, but I am sad to say that I don't like it nearly as well as the original.

13 comments:

  1. well, this is just adorable!

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  2. You are adorable! I love it!

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  3. I love it and you look beautiful in it!

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  4. My talented granddaughter did it again. Adorable dress on an adorable girl. Love you

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  5. i love it! are you taking orders?

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  6. I totally love it.

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  7. beautiful! you're such an amazing seamstress!

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  8. it looks very comfortable! Maybe Mike would like it if you made another one (same style) but in a fun bright print?
    My husband gets picky about my shoes (which cracks me up because he only wears about three pairs!).

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  9. sooooo cute, steph. love it. and totally. toni always has such surprising opinions on my clothes - like really? you like this, but not that? hehe. i'm just excited to wear more variety in clothes again - with the 37/38 week bump i'm basically down to about 5 interchangeable outfits now :)

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  10. I really love it! The neckline and sleeves are perfect!

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  11. I am sorry, but is your husband blind? You are absolutely adorable in that dress! In fact I want to learn to sew just so I could make one! I am always looking for dresses that are cool enough for the summer but cover enough, as I'm 43, not 23. I say make more of this cute style!

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  12. I think it needs some contrast - a bit of lace somewhere, or a bright ribbon, a fake flower...

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  13. I love this dress. Make me one?

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